Red Cross Disaster Response Team Thanks to everyone who has expressed an interest in this program. Training takes place December 11 from 1pm-4pm at AAA. See calendar event. AAA wishes to create a trained volunteer emergency response team for Red Cross, one specifically utilized to call on to respond to emergencies at apartment communities in our area such as fires, floods and other emergencies.
What is your obligation as a member of the AAA Emergency Response Team? One hour of online training followed by two hours of classroom training conducted by the Red Cross in our classroom at a date TBD this fall. Once training is complete, your name will be added to a volunteer roster at the Red Cross of Central Texas. In the event of an emergency at a multi-family rental housing community, our team of trained volunteers will be contacted to help in response efforts. There is no obligation to help when called, but the hope is you will be trained and ready to go when help is needed most.
Ronald McDonald House AAA outreach volunteers are needed to cook and serve breakfast for families at Ronald McDonald House on the morning of January 10. 15 total volunteers needed to sign up here. The Central Texas Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Rooms provide a comforting “home-away-from-home” for families to stay so they can fight their child’s illness or injury together.
Brady's Bridge AAA outreach volunteers help Brady's Bridge by packaging Christmas trees for children spending the holidays in local hospitals, as well as by creating a special fundraising event at our annual Holiday Gala. Brady’s Bridge was created to provide individualized care in a group setting for kids of all abilities. Read more about Brady's Bridge.
AISD Back to School Bash Outreach members helped the Austin Independent School District by stuffing backpacks at the Delco Center in preparation for their annual Back to School Bash. In 2018, this program provided 5,032 backpacks to Austin ISD students at Bash, Family Resource Centers, the International Welcome Center and the Refugee Family Support Office. Families and students also received 115 haircuts, 120 haircut certificates, over 30 eye exams, 350 booster seats, 111 Child ID Kits, various health screenings and dozens of door prizes—all free!